New £100K play area planned for Welwyn Garden City toddlers, children and teenagers

PUBLISHED: 08:00 22 November 2018

Haldens Park in Welwyn Garden City. 
Picture: Google Street View

Haldens Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Google Street View

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Around £100,000 is set to be spent on a replacement play area in Welwyn Garden City.

Welwyn Hatfield Council is looking to relocate the existing Haldens play area to the other side of the footpath and install a number of new pieces of equipment.

The existing play area has been there for more than 20 years and a large tree has prevented its expansion.

Another issue is a drain which is prone to flooding and results in the council having to close the play area after periods of heavy rain.

As part of its plans, the council is looking to include new equipment for all ages and abilities, which will be as inclusive as possible.

Twelve new pieces of equipment will be aimed at toddlers and children and slightly further away there will be five pieces for older children.

There will also be an exercise unit for those using the park to keep fit.

The existing shelter for teenagers is to be refurbished and relocated towards to the older play area.

Where possible some of the old play equipment will be stored and used for spares and the original play area site will be laid to lawn.

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